50 Years Of Class

Mercyhurst College will officially open its 50th anniversary celebration Saturday, Oct. 9, with a Golden Fifty Banquet?, and dedication the following afternoon with the Charter Day Convocatioa In between, there will be plenty of activities for students, parents and college officials celebrating the combined Parents-Fall Weekend and ? 50 years of class at Mercyhurst. Saturday afternoon, P booths for food and gambling will be set up in Garvey Park by each department of the college!

Saturday night a semiformal dance will be held in the student union. On Sunday, a liturgy and brunch will precede the convocation. The Golden Fifty Banquet will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Erie, starting at 6:30 p.m. The CharterlDay Convocation will be held in the indoor tennis courts Sunday at 2 p.m. Stories on all 50th anniversary celebration events appear below. ,% W J It |is going to be a busy, variety-filled weekend. Happy 50th!;

DR. JERRY TRIMBLE, Dean of the College and Vice President of Academic Services, is pictured here speaking to students in the Coffeehouse on Tuesday at noon. The meeting was scheduled to give students an opportunity to meet Mercyhurst*s new dean. PHOTO BY: BOB RONKSI FY

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DuBos Convocation Speaker
Internationally renowned microbiologist, Dr. Rene DuBos, will be the main speaker Sunday, Oct. ^10, at the Mercyhurst College Charter Day Convocation. Dr. DuBos, a native of Saint Brice, France, who later became a naturalized U.S. citizen, has worked and ^studied in many fields. 1 ' He is a< noted microbiologist, } having earned world fame with his discovery? of the first com mericially produced antibiotic. DuBos is also a noted environmentalist, educator and author. In his convocation speech, DuBos will introduce the theme of human interdependence, around which | departments within Mercyhurst College are planning seminars and workshops throughout the 1976-77 academic year. k 1 % m The Charter i Day Convocation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in the indoor tennis courts.

The Voice of the Mercyhurst Community

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Dr. Rene DuBos

Drink And Be Merry
Parents-Fall Weekend, a combination of the Fall Festival and 50th \ anniversary celebration, will celebrate the school's 50 years of learning with a wide variety of activities Saturday and Sunday, October 9 andUo. \ *M ( Booths will be set up by each department Saturday afternoon along the perimeter of Garvey Park. Some of the booths will sell food and drinks and others will feature casino-type gambling. j J The Hotel-Restaurant Management department will serve food; Student f Government, beer and homemade cider; and Home Economics, baked goods. £ Sponsoring games will be Psychology (black jack), Law Enforcement (darts), Liberal Studies (dice table), Education (big wheel), English (poker) and Theater (bag toss). Iln addition, the Student Activities Committee will show films from the 1920's and play ragtime music in the Student Union. History will present an exhibit on the college's history, Environmental Studies a display of plants, and Theater will perform a scenes from *' B r i g a d o o n . ' ' | T h e Cheerleaders have planned a special surprise. | Two dances for students and parents are scheduled for Saturday night. §. * A $15 per plate banquet will be held at the new Hilton Hotel in Erie, starting with asocial hour at 6:30. Dinner will follow at 7 p.m. and entertainment by the New Younger Brothers at 9. The New Younger Brothers recorded the[ "Fifty Years of 1 Class ' jingle which can be heard promoting Mercyhurst College on all major Erie radio stations through October 9. The song is played in six different forms with a voiceover by| William I Shelley, Assistant Professor ^ of Communications,' i '$>. Persons attending the Golden Fifty Banquet| must apay for both the dinner and the dance. Sr. Carolyn Herrmann, RSM, is coordinating the banquet. Because of the {cost of the Golden Fifty Banquet, Student Government will sponsor an alternate, semi-formal dance in the Student Union. The cost to attend the semi-formal had not yet been decided as The Merciad wentrto press. Entertainment will be provided by the band, "Wave," from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. The dance is B.Y.O.B. All parents and students are welcome. The weekend celebration will conclude Sunday with a liturgy at 11 a.m., followed by a brunch at noon and the Charter Day Convocation at 2 p.m.; Steve Rayan and Mary Beth Ward are chairpersons for the weekend. Other volunteer workers include Jim Defner, Chris Filippifi Olivia Longo, Maureen . Meary, and Helen Miscewicz. ' ±

Dr. Jerry Trimble, Dean of the also said a larger percentage or College and Vice President of students gwould stay fon campus Academic Services, said recently during Intersession if the that he favors changing the programs offered were more N present! procedure?'for billing attractive. 1 * t v students. * S They present calendar and 3 ' In a statement to The Merciad, billing system will be examined in Dr. Trimble called the present January by the division | of 'insystem of billing four or more stitutal research. Allan <E times per year "ridiculoussfor a Belovarac is the director of inlot of reasons." stitutal research at Mercyhurst. 4 'Every time you bill, you indirectly provide an opportunity for students to drop out, he said. Dr. Trimble also said the present system created too much work* for college personnel, and that it tends to segment the calendar year. Trimble explained that the five academic sessions—fall, InterBY CHRIS VAN WAGENEN session, winter and spring—do not mesh t o | form a cohesive Sesler Apartments (located students. He t noted that on the ; academic year. Students start just on the outskirts of | the evening in question, there was a their year in the fall and must Mercyhurst campus) and the large gathering in the third Sesler start it all over again in January, conduct of its residents are once building (green door) M*k m Dan "Moon" Ryan, manager of losing enthusiasm in the process. again under fire. | Trimble cited statistics^which The | most recent complaint Sesler Apartments, denied Sesler is how that 40 per cent of the stemmed from an incident which residents caused the destruction faculty and 30 per cent ofUhe occurred Saturday evening, of Mizokowski's garden. "The kids from Mercyhurst did student body| leave 'campus October 2 in which the garden of Joe Mizokowski was destroyed. not touch their garden," Ryan during Intersession. "They ruined my tomatoes, emphasized. "We do party, but "These? are four distinct 1 periods of one's life, particularly carrots and cabbage plants/ we don't destroy other people's • | with the long Intersession," he Mizokowski, a Parade Boulevard property." said. j . j resident, told The Merciad§ Ryan agreed that the incident fej Trimble also said some faculty Mizokowski admitted that he was an unfortunate one, but members have approached him did not actually see who caused pointed out that this was the first with complaints|that they could the destruction, but said he time that any neighbor's property not teach a sound course, one suspects Mercyhurst College had been vandalized. Mizokowski, when questioned, said he felt the problem went beyond the incident of October 2. "I think their hi-fis are! too loud," he said. He also complained that some of the Sesler people screech their automobile tires late at night when leaving. Another neighbor, Mr. Moser, also mentioned stereos being played too loudly'the night of Friday, October i, but felt students this fall have been better behaved, overall, than last year. The Merciad interviewed residents of seven households in the neighborhood near Sesler Apts. All had one complaint' in common: the noise. * -&A "The kids are told to put their stereos down at midnight," Ryan responded when informed of the JOE MIZOKOWSKI'S GARDEN looked more like a tossed salad comments. "The main fault is that they (the school) put the after vandals destroyed it the evening of Saturday, Oct. 2. The apartments so -close to the Parade Boulevard resident believes Mercyhurst students from the Continued on Paw > Sesler Apartments are to blame. PHOWBY:BOBRONKSLEY

BY JOHN BRUNO comparable to a regular course, during Intersession. \ Moreover,! Dr. Trimble feels the original reasons for Intersession were lost when Intersession stopped being mandatory for both faculty and students. Trimble still believes Intersession can be a "unique kind of experience you couldn't have during the regular year." But he

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It's a^Friday night. Homework can wait until Sunday. The car has a full tank of gas. So, where* do you go? > $ Good question! -t College students under the age of 21 have been asking that one for some time. Erie, unOCTOBER 8,1976 fortunately, does not offer much of an answer. If you're not working, movies at $3.00 a shot aren't much help. It's getting a bit chilly to play
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I'm wondering if the Mercyhurst Community is going to be its usual apathetic self this weekend.! What's so special about this weekend? It's the official:beginning of Mercyhurst*s Golden Year Celebration and many people have put a lot of time into the planning of events to help celebrate our Fiftieth Anniversary. Every department is involved in some way with the events this weekend and throughout the' year. Is it possible for every student to become involved and show their support for the 'Hurst? The Merciad urges everyone to participate in the activities scheduled for the celebration and we would like to give all those involved in the planning a hand for the great job they're doing. We're glad that Business Services natured guy pologize to Mr. George Kidd typist's error in which he was consistently misidentified as George Kidel
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It looks' like the Learning Resources Center will be getting ready for its mid-term rush with mid-term exams coming up next week. Now we can find out if those 'missing Quiet Study Rooms' are really missed.

Alpha Phi Omega, is a international service fraternity established in 1925 and currently has more than 550 chapters at colleges and universities across the country. \ 1 1 1 It is designed to bring service to the local community by way of fund raising projects drives for various charitable organizations such as the anc Heart * cancer Funds and other non-profit charitable organizations in our area. area. Two such programs planned in the near future are the "Hike to Help for the United Cerebral be held on October 17, and the UMOC, or "ugly man on campus" contest. APO a n d te 1 to ra se ney or0 J? *"* ! T 5"J? ? ting social fraternities, residential Is and other school|fparticipants to nominate candidates. Letter to the Editor Votes for the candidates are cast by placing a penny, nickle or dime in front of photographs of the candidate, usually making grotesque facial expressions representing weird characters. Where's your I.D.? This seems to be the most This is just a brief idea of what type of projects popular question asked of all students who enter the cafeteria. I We feel that this continuous APO is involved in. harassment is unnecessary and unappetizing. Who is APO hours per month for the benefit We realize that this person is trying to do her job but her manner is uncalled for. If she would show fortunate a ™fle respect for the students, eventually she Ayms^ w h o a r e not selfish ^ a r e willing to would gain their cooperation in return. ve 100 per cent w < h We realize that this impolite treatment is the This is our first g< result of those few students who try to "rip-off" iportant one. And the cafeteria by eating there without having paid good time, a good but is it|necessary to treat everyone with such social life and contribute significantly disrespect? ^Mercyhurst Community We would show courtesy if courtesy was shown spent to us. ] convinced Signed by ' sponsible Insulted Students willing interested persons, especially THE MERCIAD October T*t Voice of l l » IA«reyhurtt Community p . m . in the Student Union. Tony Quint Editor Melissa Mc Murray
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* If you enjoy live music, you are out of luck. Bars, where most groups are hired, won't admit anyone under the drinking age, unless accompanied by a parent. There are not too many students or parents who would go for that, i > There are three conceivable choices: Cruise the dock, go to New York State, or have a party. Observing people can be interesting,' but traveling 10 mph with 100 other cars around the same street is carrying it to an extreme. Drinking and driving is not only unwise, but it can be unhealthy as well. Parties are fun, but every weekend of the year? One should never critic One should never criticize without giving a solution. Here's one: a discotheque, with live music and no liquor. It's certain to make money. So why isn't there one? No one with the money is willing Ho take \ the risk. After all, it's just for a group of "rowdy kids." Well—rowdy or not, "kids" are people too, with a desire for entertainment. Students do not live by education alone.

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School Spirit

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BY VICKI MARTIN AGO Does anyone remember the student uproar during dinner on Tuesday, September 28? The first floor - C wing Baldwin has organized their hall. The girls, wearing Tshirts monogram ed* with the initials GITS and FEA aroused the cafeteria with their busting! enthusiasm throughout dinner. The purpose "is to bring our wing closer together and bring some spirit into the school" reports Beth Young, a freshman member of the GITS-F AE organization. What do these initials stand for? There have been many creative responses but the GITS refuse to reveal the true meaning. They would like to organize all the wings in Baldwin for competition in ^Intramural Sports, •

Gary Wesman Beth Beal Terry Kelly Sue Pettit Judy Holland Tr isha Seltzer Maurene McCafferty Bob Ronksley

WRITERS AND CREATORS: News Department: Gee NeCastro, Chris Filipi, Nadine Belovarac, Kichard FrascaJ Jim Defner, Chris Van W a gen en. ^ ? r .v Feature: Department: Cathy I lines, Kathy AgugUa, Da'rlene Keith, Esther Schierber, Dan Theveny. • Sports Department: Bob Derda Jr., Donna Walker, Mike Phillips, Richard Birmingham. •§ Layout > Edie Henderson Business Manager I Cheryl Sturn Classified Section Eileen Ba ugh Faculty Consultant William Shelley Typists: Mary Anne Cochran, Jill Green, Debbie Floyd, Lynn Marcatouli, Melanie Nash. The Merciad accepts, in fact encourages, the submission of articles, letters, and stories from any and all members of the Mercyhurst College community: students, faculty, administrators, trustees, and friends of the school. However, as responsible Journalists we must reserve the following rights: _ %, 1. Hie right to re vise copy into standard English; 2. The right to revise copy into correct journalistic form; 3. And, finally, the right to revise copy (but not change meaning) to fit layout design. In addition, Letters to the Editor must be signed, must bo factually verifiable, and must be written in good taste. Names will be withheld upon request but false names will not be used.


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Jolly Irish Priest Enlightens Campus

If you are walking through the Being named director of the second floor of Preston and you Redem trist publications in Dublin hear a hearty Irish brogue, your in 1964, Rev. O'Connor then went ears are not deceiving you. to Rome to attend the final More than likely it will be the session of the Vatican II. new assistant professor« of Returning to Dublin, he founded theology, Reverend Michael and became editor of a national O'Connor. Catholic magazine. * I And if upon reading his name When'he came to; the United you! find the four mysterious States in 1968, he began to study letters C.S.S.R., dorft worry. at Fordham University in New They're supposed to be there. York and received a master's These (four letters > stand for degree in religious educatioa Congregation of the Holiest r The year 1970 found him once Redeemer Redemptorist, of again journeying back to Dublin which he is a part. to become an associate professor Born in County Kerry in the 'of pastoral catechetics? ati the southwest of Ireland and living Major Theologate^ He*also lecthere |most of his! life, Rev. tured on the subject of print and O'Connor attended the National television journalism. University of Ireland. Arriving in the United States While there he received his once again in 1971, Rev. O'Connor bachelor's degree in English studied in? New York at the Literature and decided to con- Woodstock College and Union tinue his education. 5 Theological.3 % s In a total of six years of further After completing this, he began study, Rev. O'Connor attended to teach£at Wheeling College in the Major Theologate of Galway West Virginia, and then went on to in Ireland| the University of Scranton, Pa. Philosophy, church history, Asked what special values and systematic theology, j, sacred missions Catholic colleges should scripture, moral theology and possess, he said, "The values and Cannon law were among the missions: should be to help both courses he studied. | J H the teachers and the students to Upon completion of his recognize and foster man's inner schooling, he was then ordained dynamism, which reaches as a priest and began work as a toward 1 full maturity | and wholeness." theological journalist.

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houses." S Residents of nine of the twelve Sesler apartments were asked if they thought they were making too much noise. Nine out of nine said, no. | ^"Anyone Jin their right mind ought to expect noise from college students/* Ryan said. 4 'The kids are t better, overall, than last year's." |. * Ryan; also jpointed out that, before the garden incident, he had received no other complaints. Most residents in the Sesler area {said they did notice an 1 improvement in students conduct, comparedTto last year. Oddly enough, the two most frequent complaints were the concerfrfheld last Sunday^ at the indoor tennis courts and the screeching of tires in the Sesler l parking lot.^ I t WThe incident over Mizokowski's garden is still- unresolved. But, shortly before presstime, * one Mercyhurst student claimed to have witnessed the episode, That witness, who will come forward if asked, said he saw a group of high school students leaving the area of the garden* holding carrots. t Mizolowski saidfhe suspected Mercyhurst students (because when he questioned a group of them the following day, he got some "wise remarks for answers. I The problem still exists for students and townspeople to come to some sort off agreement or understanding over this incident and other complaints. The Education Department's student teaching seminar will be held Tuesday, October 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 206 Main. & All student teachers this term are urged to attend. Guest speaker will j! be Gary Bukowski of the Mercyhurst Placement Office, 1 Students will conduct I mock interviews with Mr. Bukowski at this time. I

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Education Seminar

Reverend Michael O'Connor

Business Discussion Panel To Be Held
"Actions of Erie County r Businesses in Eastern Europe ' will be the topic of a panel discussion Tuesday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall. Guest speakers * will be local businessmen involved Jin international affairs for their respective companies, says moderator Richard Kubiak. Gary Lunger of Erie Press Systems, the ^world's largest manufacturer of hydraulic nresses, will base his presentation on that company's activities in Romania. 3 m J Erie General Electric will be represented hy Roy Beaver. He will speak on his company s involvement in the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. ...;.•

On transactions in Poland and East Germany by Penn Brass and Copper will be Richard Knoll. The program, mainly to supply general information to local businesses interested in "Iron Curtain" commerce, will consist of brief speeches from each guest on their positions in these countries, followed by questions from Kubiak and a 30-45 minute discussion of questions from the floor. i- k i Special invitations will be sent to the Erie County business community and to^the banking industry. 1 . 1 , Invitation to < the local and Mercyhurst community is open. A reception will follow the program, in the (second floor

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1 This Week's M o v i e


Cost: Robert Radford, Foye Du noway, Max Von Sydow, and Wednesday, October 20, 7:30 • Cliff Robertson p.m. at the Erie County Fieldhouse. Tickets are on sale at Rated* F the Student Union desk and are 7:30 and 9:30 p.m Zurn Recital Hall $3.00. Bus transportation is c provided free. I Admission - 25 ? X

Mercyhurst Night With Erie Blades

Wondering how to sell books you no longer need.. Looking for a ride, or a rider Want to relay a personal message. 4 If you have items to sell, a message, looking for rides or used articles, (such as bikes, stereos, furniture, etc.), the MERCIAD can help you. ^ . Starting in our next issue, we will run a classified section. Here is your chance to advertise cheaply and reach a great number of people. The prospects of this service are limitless 1 Standard rates are 5 cents a word or 75 cents for four lines. Classifieds must be* placed jthe Tuesday before publication of the paper. If you wish to place a classified ad; fill out the form below and drop it in the box at the information desk. For further information see Eileen Baugh, Room 29, Egan. •2 ? Name ....... Address: .... v. • • • • • •*r
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Creative Arts Meeting
The Creative Arts Student Association will meet?Tuesday, October 12 at 4:00 p.m. in Zurn 121. The association is open to all students with interest in one or more of the arts*- If you can't attend pleasecontactJ^Pizzat Welcome home Sinbad! Lots of Love, Your Moms

Senior Portraits I
Senior portraits by G. Caruso and J.F. Smith. Contact: Sesler 231,899-0929. Price: $15.00.

The trip to Black Mashannic State Park planned for the October 1 weekend has been rescheduled for October 22-24. To sign up, contact, club moderator David Thomas or Sr. Matthew Baltus. ? H Due to limited sleeping space, the trip will be available to the students on a first come first serve baste. The only expense to participants is $2.00 per day to aid in food purchasing. The club is always open to new members. Dues fare $2.00 per

Trip Rescheduled

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The deadline for senior pictures is November 14 and all photographs must be submitted in black and white glossy prints, size 4x5 or 8x10. 5 ^ Art Education and*Creative Arts majors are invited to join the Mercyhurst Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association J Interested students please contact J. Pizzat, Z123. Please Reserve the weekend of April 23-24 for the 14th Annual FatherDaughter Weekend.

Mercyhurst Crew Has Openings \
The Mercyhurst Men's and Women's Crew team wishes to inform all freshman, transfers and upperclassmen that it is not too late to become a participant in this unique ^exhilarating sport. Anyone interested in becoming a member is urged to take advantage of Mercyhurst's growing men's and women's crew before the fall season ends. * Please contact Assistant Coach Al Belovarac, in the Registrar's Office. I ? 1

Student Chapter NAEA«

An organizational meeting for Intramural Wrestling will be held October 27, 1976, at 3:00 p.m. in McAuley Main Lobby for all interested students and faculty.

Intramural Wrestling

during Intercession, 1976. This will be an opportunity for freshman and sophomore students to spend a three-week period with a law enforcement or criminal justice agency. Arrangements must be made as soon as possible. Enrollment is by permission only. •/•* For details see <Le Pitonyak, Law Enforcement Division Administrative Assistant,} (First floor, Old Main), or Mr. Ronksley, Room 124 Preston Hall. i i %

Pre-lnternships Pre-Internships will be offered

are ready for this year's operation. Located within the Indoor Tennis Center, the Sauna has posted hours for the use of the facility for both men and women. $ The men's and women's alloted time schedule follows: WOMEN: * * MTTHF 2r00-6:00p.m. M WTH... | 8:00a.m.-Noon Sun 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. SunThF 0:00-12:00 p.m. The Athletic Department reminds lyou that the saunas directions and observations should be noted for safe useage. Happy Birthday Stroke and Kama-Kasi 6! Your b-oaring friends, CP, JM, CD, AS, KM, AND J

Sauna Is Open . The College's Sauna facilities

There will be a meeting on October 12 in room 201Z at 3:30 p.m. promptly. -W

Notice HUM Majors

Science Club Trip
According to «Mr. Joe Guzowski, president of the Earth Space Science Club, the camping trip is rescheduled for the weekend of October 22. The campers will be observing the geology of the Harrisburg region. In the upcoming months, the Club will be fossil digging in the New York state area. For further information,. contact Mr. David Thomas, Associate Professor of Earth Science.

terested in applying for an Internship course during the Winter Term should contact Mr. James V. Kinnane no later than October 22. B I

Law EnforcementinAll Law Enforment students

The Education Department's student teaching seminar will be held Tuesday, October 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 206 Main. lAll student teachers this term are urged to attend. » Guest speaker will be Gary Bukowski of the Mercyhurst Placement Office. m Students will conduct mock interviews! with Mr. Bukowski at this time. i


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Provides help with writing skillsl 9:00-12:00/1:00-3:00 Mondoy, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00-12:00/1:00-3:00 f Wednesday

Intercession 1976 .
Contemporary British Culture : Interdisciplinary~Cours&t with Edward L. Gallagher
Enrollment is open to everyone. Cost will be approximately $600 plus tuition. The course will be graded as .pass/fail. After a week of classes on campus, the group will travel to London, England, for a two week study tour of contemporary British culture. This interdisciplinary course will attempt to examine the social and cultural history of England with emphasis on the contemporary scene./ Visits/seminars) on British education, art theatre, music and politics will be conducted. Special costs: Approximately $600 which includes all airfare from/to Erie; hotel accommodations with private bath; all breakfasts; six theatre tickets; some sightseeing and some evening meals. i Interested persons contact Mr. Gallagher in 302 Main or Extension 236- or call at home evenings (864-2552) Seven students are needed for the trip to take place, dk

Music at the * Hurst, announced today that the Music "Department, in association with the Lake Erie Opera Company, will present two operas later this month. Gian Carlo Mennotti's "The Telephone" and Mr. Kurt Weill's "Down In The Valley" will be presented in the Zurn Recital Hall on October 22 and 24. The operas are being directed by Mr. Edwin Blanchard, associate professor of voice,\ Mr. Jeffery Harris, a new member of the faculty, will coach and play piano for the affair. | Almost all members of the Music Department will be involved in the productions, as well as members of the newly formed Lake Erie Opera Company, which is made up of members of the Erie community who, through ; auditions, have been accepted : into the group. | £* The performances will be fullystaged and in costume, according to Mennini. Happy Birthday, Undo Love, Joe
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Operas ? Planned \professor of B Dr. Louis Mennini,

Intercultural Campaign

The Intercultural Studies Department is starting a campaign tot re-emphasize intercultural travel. Mrs. Marilyn Jewel, of the Intercultural studies Dept., has admitted two proposals to get government money for Intercultural enrichment She As also planning a trip to Germany to be offered during Intersession. The Intercultural Dept.'s long range goals are to bolster interest in languages and cultivate global interdependence. They want today's students to be aware of the characteristics of other cultures.

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Student Center Campus
Has anyone noticed the erector set on campus? Connect strut (A) to beam (C) and you have it, a prefabricated barn. Judging from the rate of construction on the 4 'student center" we feel the administration must have picked the design out of a catalogue: "Yes, that's it, the n in the upper right-hand corner, 'Basic Barn 21A. You gentlemen are familiar with it. It s just a bit bigger than the indoor tennis courts." I Judging from the size of the structure, we fail to see where all of the plans are going to fit. It is realistic to assume that all the student center is going to be is a basketball court with | a ] few bleachers and a locker room. Only time will tell how much use this new \ facility will be to the entire student body. As for appearances, if the student center Only looks like a bigger version of the tennis courts, how much will it beautify the campus? Residents of Sesler and north side of Baldwin will have two aluminum monstrosities to look at instead of one. All that is missing is a giant can opener to lay beside them. i f These aren't even the major issues, only peripheral ones. The major issue is that (this construction, perhaps, is representative of a changing tide in our administration and-'school policy. Is the Mercyhurst administration ? also prefabricated and structured? Does this reflect the passing of Dean Garvey? ^ We have seen much more in the past year than the changing of an administrative! post. Perhaps Dean Garvey represented the old small college image, and with his resignation, the death offthat image. $ Dean Trimble, on the other hand, may represent a new "big business" image (hat Mercyhurst seems to be bringing across. The image that this is a "big time" school. J | Build a student center this year, a new dorm next year. So what if it only takes three weeks to build each? Just raise tuition and cram a few more freshman in here to pay for it all. Who cares what goes into it as long as Mercyhurst looks good on the outside. Maybe we're being too | pessimistic, but it seems appropriate to raise these questions. Otherwise one day we will turn around and find we're right in the middle of a production line assembly. Penn State, Michigan State, Ohio State. Schools of this size, maybe, are prefab, big business. and, "production line diploma" schools, but not Mercyhurst. When you attend big state schools, you expect and accept big time, impersonal handling. When you attend Mercyhurst, you don't. . But everytime you hear that commercial radio song the school paid for or note that prefabricated bam of a student center, you have to wonder.... Let's step back, all of us,y as students of this school and ask ourselves a few questions. Why did we come here? What were we looking for? \ If it wasn't to see your college advertised all over the.T.V. set, or if it wasn't to see that nice little sign at the entrance of the school replaced with a commercialized cubic logo, and if "you feel that Mercyhurst is striving * to be something it should never be, then change it. \ * That may (sound hard, but it isn't. We are the students. We make up the vast majority of the Mercyhurst community,r and \we can do it!;
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This week's article will be centered upon the Chloroi Comosum, or Spider Plant, another toughie that will survive considerable neglect. Originating in South Africa below the stony Kalahari Desert, the southeast terrace, or 'bush', is the richest area for species of its size in the world. About 16,000 species of flowering plants have been recorded. ? { I The plant sends up long wiry arching flower stalks from a central rosette. These become pendant once blooming is completed. The tiny white lily-shaped flowers are inconspicuous, but the stolons, or new plants, develop in chains along the flower stalks,thence the common name Spider Plantf &, I This tough and rampant* grower prefers a cool; temperature, moisture, and* sun* or partial shade (east? or west window). Propagate the plant easily by dividing its root sacks, or by rooting plantlets produced on the ends of its flower stalks when the flowers fade. To be guaranteed Of a finer healthier plant, place a 3" pot filled with rooting or potting soil near the mother plant. Place the plantlet in the soil and hold it down by means of a hairpin, clothespin, or some similar device. When the plantlet has rooted, you can remove the plantlets from the runners and place each plantlet in a separateflowerpot and treat them as you would cuttings. 1 J For more foliage variety, try Chlorophytum elatum "Vittatum", the Bracket Plant. It has banded green and white leaves.

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III don't think it's right. We already pay too much to go here. i

Jose Moguel v If the money is used for the improvement of the facilities then I won't mind. The improvements will benefit the users.

Marsha Blystone What's the $25 fee for. As long as they keep the price reasonable.

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OCTOBER 8,1976

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volleyball team for omitting them in last week's issue. I was really embarrassed when {learned that the team had been practicing and ready to begin games this week. Coach Suzanne Jarrett has upperclassmen Sue Fagan, Becky Malinowski, Jane Nestor, Debbie Luke, and Andy Sotelo. Five freshmen make up the rest of the team and they are Barb Sweeney, Sue Cavalancia, Katie Temple, Mary Mahon, and Daren Rudisi. I'm not out to get on any one team or any players, I just thought that volleyball was a winter sport and didn't realize they were playing. Congratulations; go to Dave Ciacchini, a Mercyhurst golfer who finished in a tieforsecond in the Erie District Best Ball tournament at Culbertson Country Club on Sunday. Dave shot a 70 in the low gross category. I was pleased to see the soccer team get their first goals of the season against St. Vincent. They practice hard and deserve the recognition just as any other varsity sports. After losing five out of the last six baseball games, Coach Cook has initiated a new practice plan to get the team mentally ready for the remaining six games. The Cook Plan brings back my memories of football practice with the grass drills and killer instinct tactics. ?T £ The Mercyhurst baseball team r is bavins a rough "time winning games, this fall, as they have dropped five out of their last six contests. Last Wednesday the Lakers dropped a twin bill to Niagara at Niagara Falls, losing 2-1 and 11-5. Tom Barringer pitched in the first game loss, striking out 10 Niagara batters and allowing six hits. i \ The Lakers could only produce one run for Barringer on a walk to Jim DiTullio and singles by Bo Henning and Dave Engler. Ray Olszewski was the loser in the il-5 defeat as the Lakers pounded out 10 hits while scoring only five runs. Henning was the big stick on the day for Mercyhurst by going five for eight with two doubles. Kevin Cook collected a triple and single, Frank Trigilio a double and single, and DiTullio, Engler, and Terry Kelly two singles apiece on the day. Last Saturday the Lakers split a double header with Gannon at Cannivino Field, losing the first game 2-1 then winning the second game 9-1, Craig Nicholson suffered the defeat in the opening loss as the Lakers could only produce one hit, a single by DiTullio. Mercyhurst bounced back in the second game by pounding out 10 hits for nine runs. > Kip Wolfe picked up the win allowing Gannon only three hits. Leading hitters for the Lakers were Henning with a double and two singles, White with 'two singles, Kel ly with a double and a single and Engler and DiTullio a double apiece. This split brought the Laker's record to 2-4 for the season. Buffalo State handed Mercyhurst two more losses on Monday by sweeping the Lakers 3-0 and 61, Barringer took the loss in the first game while striking out seven and yielding three hits. White collected two singles for the Lakers in a losing effort. Olszewski was the losing pitcher in the 6-1 defeat but got support from White with two singles, Trigilio with a double and Cook, Henning, and Engler all with singles. With a 2-6 record, the Lakers have three more double-headers, the first being at the University of Buffalo today at 1:00 p,m.

Irish Team Visits''Hurst

The University College of County Cork, Ireland, soccer team invaded Mercyhurst College last Wednesday for an exhibition .soccer match against the Lakers. The Irish team, comprised of 15 very'. talented college athletes, ended a three-week tour of American colleges Monday at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, g* * | The tour was designed for American soccer? teams to compete-against foreign teams. Each member of the Irish team paid his own expenses on what college, of Cork head coach Kierian Dowd called a "holiday 9 for the boys. ' W W The Irish coach said his team learned a few things on the tour but added, "The American teams learned more than we did, for

they saw the European style of play, which is very different than American soccer. Dowd noted one major difference in playing styles on the two continents. Americans stress The MercyhurstfLaker soccer playing the middle of the field, he team made history last week. said, whereas in European The team scored the first goals "football" the strategy is to ever in the school's history. penetrate the sides first, then Both scores were netted by work quickly to the middle. J freshman Gary Weber, who had Dowd also said Americans use ^ an outstanding effort in their 3-2 too many short passes and are too loss to St. Vincent. i conservative. For this, he blamed Getting assists on the scores American coaches «for limiting were senior Dennis Szkult and their players to fundamental 1 freshman Bob SchulUes. skills. , The 'Hurst also suffered a 6-0 "They need<more variety," he defeat to Behrend last weekend. noted Although the Laker hooters are "We really enjoyed the tour and still win!ess, Coach Shimpeno hope to return to American soon." . believes his team will be ready Dowd concluded,""but for right for their final three matches. He now, we cannot wait to get back also adds that he is quite excited home." about their next match against

B ooters Get irst Goals

Geneva. £ ^"We have three * games remaining and we will be nigh ly competitive In each Our next match will be in Geneva tomorrow under the lights. It will be our first nigh I game ever and we nope to have some school support, especially from the cheerleaders." if The Lakers travel to Geneva tomorrow for that 7:30 affair and return back for the last home game next Saturday against Ma lone.

After winning | the NAIA National Championship last June. Bob Strum and Chuck bailey said they would not return the 9 following season as the Lakers tennis coaches. However,! in July, they reconsidered and are now again mentors of the team. But the decision was made to accomplish certain goals. Repeating as national champs is of course a goal but some of the others may be even more important. ;• Sturm stated that he would like to see the tennis team become more a part of the school. He wants clinics to be set up where the team members could teach tennis to the faculty and staff. Also Sturm has proposed to the newly appointed athletic committee that the tennis team work with the physical education

Coaches Retu rn

Women Wim
Mercyhurst women's tennis team received its first victory this season on Saturday with a 4-3 win over Gannon, t Pam Barbato, Andy Sotilo and Michele Durant won'individual singles for the team. The doubles team of Mary Ann King and Rose Ann Bauer also won to complete Mercyhurst's victory, $ | * Last week, the team lost two matches. Villa took a 4-3 win from the Lakerettes on Tuesday and Clarion won 4-3 on Thursday. The season record stands at 1-4.

This Week's Sports Today, October 9
Today, October a 1*. Saturday, October 9 t f...

Baseball, Lakers vs. University of Buffalo, away, 1:00 p.m. Baseball, Lakers vs. St. Bonaventure, away, 1100 p.m. Women's tennis vs. Behrend, ,^.. i'fe. .*... home, 10:00 a.m. Soccer team vs. Geneva\\ , , away, 2:00 p.m.
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department in teaching tennis to the students. "It's up to the committee to judge how important they feel the tennis program Us and in what direction it is going in," Sturm. "However, weTe very grateful for the support that the school has given us up to now." . In the future, Sturm would like to see a center built" on campus wherej the students could watch the tennis team play. He hopes this can be accomplished through monetary supportfromthe town.

The Family vs. Rolling Thunder Review. i...... at l: oo p.m. Henry's vs. P-Funk ? ^ & & K*.. .V^ at 2: oo p.m. Pot Luck vs. Relatively Hlgi i.. . * *,.f 3:00 p.m. W All games played on Tullio Field
Monday, October 11

Baseball team vs. Point Park, home l :00 p.m.... Tullio Field Women's tennis, Lakerettes vs. Gannon, ... Home, 4:00 p.m.
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Tuesday, October 12
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Women's Volleyball vs. Grove City /Clarion, at G.C., 7 p.m. Women's tennis match, Lakerettes vs. Allegheny away. 4 p.m


F u tu re Crew Meets
As of now, the crew team's next race will be scheduled tentatively around the third or fourth week of this month. Jfe ? * \ £ 8 Virginia is scheduled to come and row our women's crew, with Canecious College going 'up against our men's novice crew. There is a possibility of] Yale coming and competing against us. So far there are no guarantees on S According to Jack. Gartner, if all goes well, our crew team may make their debut at one of the most prestigeous rowing regattas in the country, the Frosbite Regatta in Philadelphia. But so far, there are no real guarantees that-our crew will show for the regatta.

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